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not in the slightest

Not at all; not even a little bit. A: "I'm really sorry. Are you mad?" B: "Not in the slightest! I know it was a mistake."
See also: not, slight

not have the slightest idea

To be completely unaware of or know no information about something. A: "Is Sally off today?" B: "Oh, I don't have the slightest idea. Ask Elaine, she'll know."
See also: have, idea, not, slight

in the least

1. At all or in any way. These phrases are typically used in the negative. We are not concerned in the least about the impact it may have on our profits this year. A: "Do you mind if I tag along this afternoon?" B: "Not in the least!"
2. To a significantly lesser degree. The region has been in turmoil for years, not in the least because of violent political tensions between the two countries.
See also: least

in the slightest

At all; a little bit. This phrase is typically used in the negative. A: "I'm really sorry. Are you mad?" B: "Not in the slightest! I know it was a mistake."
See also: slight

in the least

Also, in the slightest. At all, in the smallest degree. These terms are nearly always used in a negative context. For example, I don't care in the least what you do with the money, or It doesn't matter in the slightest whether or not you attend. [c. 1600] They may also be put as not in the least or not in the slightest, as in I am not in the least worried about the outcome, or The heat doesn't bother me in the slightest. In the least dates from about 1600; in the slightest has been used in the sense of "emphatically unimportant or trifling" since the late 1500s.
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(ˌnot) in the ˈleast

(used in negative sentences, questions and if clauses) (not) at all: She wasn’t in the least afraid.If you are in the least worried about it, then ask somebody for help.
See also: least

not in the ˈslightest

not at all; not in the least: Flying doesn’t worry me in the slightest.
See also: not, slight

in the least

At all: I don't mind in the least.
See also: least
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Alternatively, from your local branch of Woolworths, you should be able to pick up the slighter smaller version for pounds 2.
What changes these will involve to the contentious issue of working practices remains to be seen, but if they secure jobs they are likely to be welcomed - even if it is at the cost of a slighter tighter regime at the plant.
Industry sources say that British Airways will take a 10 per cent share of Aer Lingus with American Airlines getting a slighter smaller stake.
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The two slighter concluding movements detract from the strength of the first -a thought the composer might care to consider.
The poignant Nursery Suite of 1931, dedicated to the Duchess of York and the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose (now only the Queen remains) leads off a sequence which includes another late work, the Severn Suite (originally scored for a brass band contest), the Suite from The Crown of India, and some slighter offerings: the sombre funeral march from Grania and Diarmid (which Yeats, one of the play's co-authors, described as 'wonderful in its heroic melancholy'), the 'Meditation' from Elgar's first oratorio, The Light of Life, and the last piece of his own music Elgar ever heard, the 'Woodland Interlude' from Caractacus when he supervised a recording session over telephone lines from his deathbed.
An Englishman Abroad is the slighter of the two plays, painting a rather broad picture of a drunken English eccentric incongruously washed up in the unromantic reality of Krushchev's slightly-thawed Russia.
Something slighter stronger than water to celebrate for, left to right, Christine Warren, Gill Holtom, Debbie Hall and Louise Price
But perhaps even more arresting was a sheaf of slighter orchestral items, not least Jealousy, the world's favourite tango, and composed by a Dane
And both cities have a slighter pay gap between men and women.
Filipino motorists may still enjoy slighter upward or downward adjustments in pump prices in the coming weeks, but this will drastically change once the tax reform measure of the Duterte administration comes into force next year.
NCMS forecasters expect a maximum temperature of 26-34 degrees Celsius in mountain areas, while the weather will be slighter warmer in coastal and internal areas at 36-40 degrees Celsius and 38-42 degrees Celsius respectively.
Total billionaire wealth as a share of Philippine GDP was also slighter higher at 14.
The jacket would be a slighter lighter shade of navy blue and the trousers would be a slightly darker shade of navy blue.